ATC indicts five suspects in honour killing case

LAHORE – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday charged five suspects in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal who was stoned to death outside the Lahore High Court.

The case was heard by Judge Haroon Latif of ATC-III. The preliminary report submitted by the police in the court nominated the names of five people, including the victim's father, two brothers, former husband and a close relative, as responsible for the murder. The court indicted all five suspects on Saturday.

The court summoned all witnesses on July 7 and subsequently adjourned the hearing of the case to the said date. Farzana Parveen was murdered on May 27 outside the LHC in a so-called honour killing by more than two dozen attackers, including her brother and father, for marrying against her family's wishes.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had demanded immediate action over the brutal murder.

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